Your dog’s nutritional requirements will vary according to age, breed, climate, stress and activity levels. When switching to Timberwolf pet foods, gradually increase the amount fed while decreasing the previous food over a 5 – 14 day period. It is prudent to switch any new food gradually, but because Timberwolf pet foods are unique, your pet may need more time to increase the bacteria necessary to completely digest some of the ingredients. We have included direct-fed microbial or “probiotics” to assist in the development of beneficial colonies.
Recommended Daily Feeding – Dry Foods
- TOY: 5 – 15 LBS (2 – 7 kg) 25 – 120 grams or 1/4 – 3/4 cup*
- SMALL: 15 – 30 LBS (7 – 14 kg) 100 – 245 grams or 3/4 – 1 3/4 cups*
- MEDIUM: 31 – 50 LBS (14 – 23 kg) 200 – 400 grams or 1 1/4 – 2 3/4 cups*
- LARGE: 51 – 80 LBS (23 – 36 kg) 322 – 630 grams or 2 – 4 1/4 cups*
- EX LARGE: 81 – 100 LBS (36 – 45 kg) 500 – 800 or 3 1/4 – 5 1/4 cups*
- GIANT: 100 -150 LBS (45 – 68 kg) 630 – 1200 grams or 4 1/4 – 8 cups*
* A standard measuring cup holds about 150 grams or about 5 ounces of food.
Overfeeding can also cause digestive upset and should be adjusted accordingly. You will find that you will feed as little as half of what you were previously feeding. Please do not overfeed. After an initial adjustment period, your dog should have small, well-formed, well-digested stools with no odor. In fact, one of the most frequently heard compliments we receive is how small the stools are and how little odor there is. We do not use any artificial stool hardeners, however, so it’s possible that stress, upset stomach due to eating from the garbage or yard, bacterial or viral infection, an insufficient adjustment period, or overfeeding can cause a stool that’s not very well digested. We feel it’s better to not use stool hardeners so that one may observe if there are any problems.
Timberwolf pet foods are formulated to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for all life stages. They have met animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures to substantiate that they provide complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages. Dogs that are stressed, working, lactating, or whelping should be fed near the high end of the above range. Please adjust accordingly. Puppies eat much more per body weight than adults. Some breeders recommend letting the puppy eat as much as it wants.
Supplementing a dry food with fresh meat, organs, sweetbreads and tripe up to 25% of diet by weight would be consistent with good feeding practices. We do not recommend the feeding of chicken or turkey necks or backs unless possibly if included in the proper ratio as a part of the “whole animal” (Momma Wolf says to Baby Wolf, “Remember what I told you, Junior! Leave all of the nutritious organs and flesh, and eat only the backs and necks!”)
Please provide plenty of fresh, clean water for your pet at all times. For optimum health, in addition to proper diet and fresh water, your pet needs regular exercise, fresh air, lots of love and attention, and regular veterinary care. Try to schedule a veterinary checkup at least once a year.